Fall Trends and How To Wear Them, Explained By InStyle Editors
Are you in New York City today, August 17th? If you find yourself in or around the tri-state area, we strongly suggest you pop into Brookfield Place in downtown Manhattan, where InStyle editor in-chief, Laura Brown invites you to a day of shopping and cocktails to celebrate the launch of our September Issue!
Go to the concierge desk at Brookfield Place for up to 20% off InStyle Editor picks at select stores and access to an exclusive happy hour on The Terrace at Brookfield Place.
Not in the area? Have no fear. We're bringing the picks to you here, online. And while we can't get you the 20% off, we can give you some insider tips on how to wear these fall trends, straight from the brains of the best and brightest of InStyle.
"The Maximalist woman is all about mixing prints, colors, and lots of texture. An easy way to achieve this look is to layer. A knit sweater with bell sleeves paired under a mixed-print maxi dress like this one, from Diane von Furstenberg, and topped off with a silk neck scarf does the trick. Pairing the look with a textured bag and graphic slides create an allure that is entirely unique to the woman rocking this trend.” —Elana Zajdman, Accessories Editor
"Going retro doesn't mean you have to feel dated. The retro sporty trend is all about layering that is easy and incorporates unexpected colors. Layering hot pink over a thin neutral turtleneck adds fun but not bulk." —Sam Broekema, Market and Accessories Director
Masculine Meets Feminine
“I love mixing masculine and feminine elements, like a menswear-inspired checked coat and floral tie-neck blouse, like this one by Erdem. The final look―when anchored with jeans and wear-everywhere ankle boots―is just plain cool." —Ali Pew, Style Director
“The retro athletic trend is having a comeback, with a proper mix of sporty motifs, sleek silhouettes and a much needed pop of color. Balance out your look with abstract prints paired with a bold solid piece." —Alexis Parente, Assistant Fashion Editor
“The Western trend is big for fall, but avoid looking like a literal ranch hand by wearing modern cuts: a slim fit shearling vest, tissue thin black turtleneck, and a calico print mini dress. Add very now, very InStyle floral embroidered sneakers—you’re basically the millennial Laura Ingalls Wilder." —Steffi Lee, Assistant Fashion Editor
“A classic gray suit can take you from the boardroom to an adventure. Just ask Cary Grant in North by Northwest." —Eric Wilson, Fashion News Director
"Menswear motifs and tailoring are two of my favorite trends this season, and this plaid blazer when paired with a great legging ticks all the boxes. Think of it as an updated, preppy take on suiting, made even more playful with a burgundy mini bag." —Stephanie Trong, Fashion Features Director